Participation. Cooperation. Social Transformation.

CERi promotes principles of participation, cooperation, social transformation and knowledge translation to lift up and strengthen the capacity of SFU’s researchers and students, to engage respectfully and ethically with community members. 

Research that supports positive community change.

Based out of the new 312 Main co-working space in downtown Vancouver, CERi is SFU's first research infrastructure developed for the purpose of extending community-engaged research to provincial, national and international communities.

Simon Fraser University’s Community-Engaged Research Initiative (CERi) is a new university-wide strategic initiative of the Office of the Vice-President, Research.

Stay Connected with CERi

We'll keep you engaged with our work, programs and events. You can unsubscribe at anytime.


  • February 11, 2021

    February 11, 2021

    This spring term Namiko Kunimoto has joined CERi as International Researcher-in-Residence. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and the Director of the Center for Ethnic Studies at Ohio State University.

  • February 10, 2021

    February 10, 2021

    This blog post is authored by current and former SFU Masters of Public Health students James Young, Angel Kennedy and Nasaha Vikin. It is a reflection on their experience developing and evaluating MindMapBC, a project that received funding through CERi’s Community-Engaged Research Funding Program.

  • February 04, 2021

    February 04, 2021

    We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Tammara Soma is joining CERi as Researcher-in-Residence from January to August 2021. Soma is a food systems planner and a food waste expert with a heart for equity and justice.

  • January 28, 2021

    January 28, 2021

    Angela Kaida recently spoke with Am Johal at the Below the Radar podcast to discuss how she utilizes an interdisciplinary, community-driven and ethics-based approach to her research and how it has enriched her work.


  • CERi’s Graduate Fellowship Program is designed to facilitate community-engaged research through a combination of financial support, mentorship, peer learning and professional development.

  • CERi’s Community-Engaged Research Funding Program is a grant program available to SFU faculty and graduate students.

  • In partnership with Vancouver Island University, the University of Northern British Columbia, and University of British Columbia, the Simon Fraser University Library coordinates a program to provide staff of charitable and non-profit organizations in British Columbia with access to the latest research and knowledge in their fields.

  • CERi’s Researchers-in-Residence program supports and promotes SFU faculty members actively practicing community-engaged research or whose research involves CER methods.

Connect with CERi on Twitter T